CO2 reduction from capturing waste cold

The demand for cooling is growing worldwide at a furious pace, driven by population growth, rising incomes and the impact of climate change, particularly in emerging economies. However, conventional cooling technologies are energy intensive and highly polluting. At the same time, vast quantities of cold are thrown away during re-gasification of liquid natural gas (LNG), which could be captured to provide distributed cold, and resulting in dramatic reduction of environmental impacts and cost of cooling. There is a critical need to conduct an in-depth energy and optimization model of capturing waste cold from regasification of LNG. One key solution identified is to recycle the vast amount of cold wasted during re-gasification of LNG. This project will analyse synergies and conduct energy and model optimization based on actual data from international LNG ports.

Supervisor name: 
Dr John Andresen
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Deputy name: 
Dr Susana Garcia